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Pronouncing Welsh names

You'll hear a lot of new names when you live in Wales. Find out how to pronounce them properly and what they mean, with our sound guide.


A B C D E FF G H I L

LL M N O P Rh S T W Y
c name, listen, meaning
female names
CaryslistenFrom 'caru' (to love).
CatrinlistenThe Welsh version of Catherine.
CeinwenlistenFine and fair.
CerilistenA boy or girl's name. The name of a river in Ceredigion.
CeridwenlistenFair poetry.
CeryslistenFrom 'caru' (to love).
  
male names
CadelllistenThe father of Hwyel Dda in the 10th century.
CadwaladrlistenBattle leader.
CadwganlistenA 10th century chieftan whose name was given to Moel Cadwgan - a mountain above the Rhondda Valley.
CaerwynlistenWhite fort.
CailistenAn officer in Arthur's court.
CaradoglistenLeader of the Britons against the Romans, 1st century.
CarwynlistenBlessed love.
CerediglistenOne of the sons of Cunedda in the 5th century.
CledwynlistenFrom a river in Denbigh.
CranoglistenA heron.


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